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PBS
Mar 30, 2011 7:00pm PDT
listening in on the news conference of japan's chief cabinet secretary yukio edano. he'll be giving ugs the latest developments at the fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant. >> translator: reportedly iaea suggested the japanese government issue an evacuation order. what do you say? >> translator: yes, the iaea has been conducting a soil survey, and one of the sample readings have exceeded iaea recommended leve levels, and it's been advised to the japanese government that we should take careful decisions based on these sampling results, and they will -- we have been continuing the atmospheric radiation surveys near the site and the iaea sampling results will also be taken into consideration for further detailed monitoring on the part of the japanese government. and as to the radiation levels in soil, this has exceeded the recommended limits. if the health hazard can develop to humans who stay near the site for prolonged periods of time, but there is no immediate health hazards if the exposure will continue for a prolonged period of time, the impact can occur. we will continue the ongoing sur
PBS
Mar 30, 2011 6:30pm PDT
a correspondent who joined us in north east japan. pitt -- " >> well, they are still trying to figure out what to do with contaminated water. the contamination levels exceed 3500 times the legal limit today. the president has been hospitalized in tokyo for fatigue and dizzy spells, and he was last seen in public the day after the tsunami, so it seems that there is some disorder within the country. also, we have been hearing about the car -- harsh conditions, some sleeping in stairwells and only getting two meals a day of crackers and, and now, they are be putting in a gymnasium about 10 kilometers away from that. it does not look like they will get this thing under control anytime soon. >> but was chris reporting from japan. and there is talk about the safety of exports being sent from japan. these products are sent around the world. it is uncertain how much radiation has leaked from the fukushima facility, and that has led many to ban food imports from the region, but they export much more than food. there are now many unanswered questions about the possible contamination of e
CSPAN
Mar 30, 2011 8:00pm EDT
in japan leads us to ask questions about our energy sources. in an economy that relies so heavily on oil, rising prices at the pump affect everybody. workers, farmers, truck drivers, restaurant owners, students who are lucky enough to have a car. businesses, you see rising prices at the pump hurt their bottom line. families feel the pinch when they filled their tanks. and for americans who are struggling to get by, a hike in gas prices really makes their lives that much harder. it hurts. if you are somebody who works in a relatively low-wage job and you have a commute to work, it takes up a big chunk of your income. you may not be able to buy as many groceries. you may have to cut back on medicine in order to fill the gas tank. this is something that everybody is affected by. we have been down this road before. it was three years ago that gas prices topped four dollars a gallon. -- $4 a gallon on. i was in the middle of a presidential campaign. working folks remember because it hit a lot of people pretty hard. and because we're at the height of political season, there were you rememb
PBS
Mar 30, 2011 6:00pm PDT
in north east japan. pitt -- " >> well, they are still trying to figure out what to do with contaminated water. the contamination levels exceed 3500 times the legal limit today. the president has been hospitalized in tokyo for fatigue and dizzy spells, and he was last seen in public the day after the tsunami, so it seems that there is some disorder within the country. also, we have been hearing about the car -- harsh conditions, some sleeping in stairwells and only getting two meals a day of crackers and, and now, they are be putting in a gymnasium about 10 kilometers away from that. it does not look like they will get this thing under control anytime soon. >> but was chris reporting from japan. and there is talk about the safety of exports being sent from japan. these products are sent around the world. it is uncertain how much radiation has leaked from the fukushima facility, and that has led many to ban food imports from the region, but they export much more than food. there are now many unanswered questions about the possible contamination of everything from consumer ele
ABC
Mar 31, 2011 4:00am EDT
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CBS
Mar 30, 2011 11:00pm EDT
do to stop the current situation. >> how will japan's nuclear disaster impact us here? a team of experts reveal radiation findings and tell us if our nuclear plants need change. >>> plus, topper is tracking another round of cold rain and snow. >>> also, how apathy can kill. a crowd of metro riders ignore a man lying unconscious on the ground choosing to step over him rather than help. >> this is 9news now. >>> from the disaster in japan to the unrest in libya, america is there to help. >> most of the time but right here in our own country we see time and again examples of unconcerned selfishness. people ignoring people in pain, distress, even dying. now a recent tragedy here in washington has many wondering. are folks just too busy to care? only on 9 we talked to a man who says a life could have been saved if more people were willing to help. >> reporter: imagine going about your routine commute on the metro and you come across a man collapsed on the ground except no one is stopping to help. that's exactly what one man says happened here this this metro station. >> people did not
ABC
Mar 31, 2011 5:30pm EDT
nuclear crisis in japan is causing really big concerns about the food supply. so far, 99 individually tested food products including spinage, milk, cabbage, and celery left with high radiation levels. >> what is safe today and two days later, that was not true. >> now the store manager says he spends time every day trying to convince customers that the food he sells is safe. >>> today is opening day for baseball here in the u.s. but the earthquake and tsunami has quieted the passionate japanese fans and pushed back the start of their baseball season. reports from tokyo, players are using the extended offseason to help out the victims. >> you'll hear the sounds of baseball along japan's ravaged northern coast, just not cheers for professional baseball. high school ball is the only show on tv for evacuees. the region's biggest star far from the field collecting donations. he plays for sendai's eagles. a team displaced by the disaster. everybody rallied to help us, he says, we must do our best to win for them. opening day in japan has been delayed. japan's national past time taking a bac
PBS
Mar 31, 2011 5:00am EDT
dobbie. also in the next 30 minutes -- radiation continues to seep from japan's stricken fukushima nuclear plant. and ireland awaits the results of stress tests on the banks. just how much more cash is needed to save them? >> one of gaddafi's closest allies is in the u.k., saying he's no longer prepared to represent the country's regime. moussa koussa was questioned for several hours by british officials. this latest development comes as the white house has declined to comment on reports that president obama has authorized covert american support for the rebels in libya. here's humphrey hawksley. >> for years, colonel gaddafi's loyal lieutenant, moussa koussa, has been a familiar figure in tripoli during the uprising. now he's being debriefed by british officials, who hope his deep insider knowledge of the regime will bring about its early downfall. in his faltering media appearances, he blamed al qaeda for the violence and the west for its colonialism and oil interests. all the time, he was in close contact with the british government. he knows many there. in 2004, tony blair and
NBC
Mar 31, 2011 6:30pm EDT
>>> on our broadcast tonight, radiation in milk. the latest evidence of the japan disaster in this country. but is it enough to worry about? >>> on the ground. president obama says he won't allow american boots on the ground in libya, but the cia is there. >>> also what it means now that nato is running the show. >>> extreme weather. extreme enough to flip planes upside down in the south and in the northeast here comes a serious winter storm. >>> and making a difference. why this kid's choir gets a standing ovation every time out. >>> "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. for weeks now we've been covering the nuclear disaster i japan, and not only the damage and suffering there, but the slow and inevitable drift of radiation into the atmosphere and landing here. so far it's been detected in 15 states across the u.s., all the way from the west coast to the east, and all the while we've been told these are minute, trace amounts that pose no harm to any of us. but now the epa says traces of radiation have been found in milk. again,
CBS
Mar 31, 2011 12:00pm EDT
the west coast. >> how it's connected to the nuclear crisis in japan. hello. i'm don scott. >> i'm jessica kartalija. as japan struggles withs it nuclear crisis, more equipment is being sent to help. more traces of radiation are turning up here in the u.s. >> reporter: the united nations wants japan to expand the evacuation zone around the damaged fukushima power plant. there's now a 12-mile mandatory zone. high radiation levels have been discovered in a sprig 25 miles away. inside the zone police inside protective suits are looking for bodies killed in the earthquake and tsunami. they recovered 19 on wednesday but many more are smissments officials say concerns about radiation are slowing the work. the latest tests of sea water show radiation levels are still rising, now more than 4300 times the legal limit. the crisis is turning fukushima into a ghost town. the city is outside the evacuation zone, but residents enmass rush home from work to minimize radiation expose smumplet trains are not running and shops are closing at 5 p.m. this merchant said it's lonely at night. no one is
MSNBC
Mar 30, 2011 9:00pm EDT
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MSNBC
Mar 31, 2011 4:00am EDT
that i'm pretty sure wasn't true. also something we worked out today with maps about japan that made me have to lie down on the floor in my office and close my eyes and not think about it awhile. >>> also, something about important ways to mispronounce important things. and something about the 1980s that oddly, weirdly matches what's going on in our world right now. that is all ahead in a busy in hour. please stay with us. [ male announcer ] undeniably colorful, seriously smooth, and in excellent condition. those are your lips with new covergirl lip perfection. it doesn't just give you beautiful color now, it gives you more beautiful lips in 7 days. in a single stroke, rich color rocks your lips. in a single week, silk therapy moisturizers help smooth and soften them. how perfect! [ male announcer ] new lip perfection. in 44 lip perfecting shades. from easy, breezy, beautiful covergirl. all these car insurance discounts, online. i'm dishing out discounts all day. doesn't the esurance website do most of, your work? "bew!," safe-driver discount. "bew," homeowner discount, "zing,"
NBC
Mar 30, 2011 5:30pm PDT
those rebel forces for a closer look. >>> radiation fears. the nuclear crisis in japan has a lot of people asking could it happen here, and would warning systems work if it did? >>> price check. a new drug to help prevent premature babies, but at what cost for those who need it? >>> and the close call for an american president 30 years ago tonight. what we didn't know until now. >>> also here tonight, the first-ever view of a neighbor of ours. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. right about now during these past few days across our country, people are watching this unfolding situation in libya. the rebels versus gadhafi. americans have heard president obama defending the u.s. air campaign he ordered, sending our service members to fight a third concurrent conflict far from home. in our conversation with the president yesterday, he wouldn't rule out or in giving american weapons to these rebels. and now you're going to get to see the rebels we're talking about, the side the u.s. is supporting in this war. we're going to begin ton
CBS
Mar 31, 2011 6:30pm EDT
. also tonight, milk in the u.s. now showing traces of radiation from japan. what authorities are doing to keep you safe. why did plants that bury nuclear waste inside nevada's yucca mountain get killed? was it safety fears or politics? and the sweet taste of success. they owe their lottery jackpot to a candy bar. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> hill: good evening. katie is off tonight. muammar qaddafi's inner circle continues to shrink. first, his foreign minister defected last night. and then today, his u.n. ambassador quit while in egypt. just the same, qaddafi's military, though decimated by allied air strikes, is still pounding rebel forces. driving them further east away from key oil towns. one rebel leader compared qaddafi to a wounded animal, one that's more dangerous than a healthy one, which once again raises the question-- just what should the u.s. do moving forward? david martin begins our coverage. >> reporter: there may be no american troops on the ground, but c.i.a. officers are
FOX
Mar 30, 2011 5:00pm PDT
is a major release later. >> in japan today, new radiation tests near the nuclear power plant show a much greater level of contamination and the plant's owners are issuing an apology. >> we want to apologize from the bottom of our hearts for the fact that the effects of this serious accident have spread to the atmosphere, waterways, farm products, and drinking water. >> sea water outside the plant contains the highest levels of contamination since the crisis began. it's more than three times the legal limit of radioactive iodine. >> we need to be vigilant and we have to make further efforts. >> unlikely to build up significantly in fish. meanwhile, many japanese citizens have moved away from that contaminated reactor. today the emperor and empress visited tokyo. they asked the agency if japanese citizens should be evacuated farther away from the plant. he would advise japan to carefully assess the situation. >>> federal regulators tried to reassure about the safety of nuclear power plants here in america. one senator asked the head of the nuclear regulatory commission if any u.s. pla
ABC
Mar 30, 2011 5:30pm PDT
of japan in all our minds, top scientists issued a report saying we're not ready. 39 of 50 states sit in the zones. the dark red are the riskiest. we decided to look at tennessee. steve osunsami is there tonight. good evening, steve. >> reporter: good evening, diane. the last time this fault jolted was in 1976. you could feel it hundreds of miles away. scientists say this area is overdue for a much bigger one. and that everyone should be ready. experts today told us that the japanese are proof you can never be too prepared for earthquakes. they were the most ready in the worlds. strict building codes. sky scrapers built on springs. it was still devastating. today, scientists in the u.s. say we're unprepared. >> a number of cities are at risk on the eastern seaboard for major earthquakes. boston, new york city, charleston. >> reporter: it's not just california. the most dangerous zone is in the middle of the country. in the lower midwest. the last big one here was in 1895. and when, not if, when it happens again, millions would be left homeless and billions in damages. >> in the ce
CW
Mar 31, 2011 12:30am EDT
--- since roads was supposed to fly into new york later this week and then leave for japan two days later. but a change in plans made this all possible. ..."beautiiul....lucky... very y happyroads' wife and baby boy plan to move to japan --- where he is stationed in a couple months. 3 " 911 emergency ... help i'm in the ground, you're in the ground?.. somebody help me." me."a woman-- trapped underground in her own back yard ---later --- hear the 9-1-1 calls --and why this isn't a rare occurance for this family... and lady gaga is going to be trying her hand in writing --- the magazine that hired her --- and what she will be writing on president obama turned today to one of his top priorities -- our nation's energy.as megan cloherty reports, the president pledged to cut oil imports by one-third by 2025 ... .... in response to rising gas pricee, president obama outlined a plan to expand offshore oil and natural gas drilling to provide short-term relief and other steps that would allow the nation to transition to cleaner and cheaper sources of energy."we consume about 25 percent of the
ABC
Mar 31, 2011 6:30pm EDT
>>> tonight on "world news," the truth about american milk. a trace of radiation from japan turning up in the u.s. milk supply. exactly how much? is it completely safe? we take you inside the laboratory to see for yourself. >>> tornado fury. violent twisters tossing everything in their path, even striking the space center in florida. >>> mega-wow. seven overjoyed coworkers claim that $319 million prize. and we find one of the colleagues who opted out of the ticket that day. what did he say to us? >>> and, coming home. the marine who watched the birth of his first child from the battlefield with us finally gets to hold her tiny hand, right here, tonight. >>> good evening. we begin with america's milk, and that radiation from japan. all day, we have heard the reassurances that the radiation now being found in some of the u.s. milk supply is minimal and poses no risk. so, we spent this day answering some serious questions. since the radiation in some form has been found in 20 states, exactly how much has been linked to the milk and how the are experts sure that it is safe? abc's abbie
CSPAN
Mar 31, 2011 2:00am EDT
nuclear power work. in light of the ongoing events in japan, a want to take a minute to talk about nuclear power. right now, america gets one- fifth of our electricity from nuclear energy. it is important to recognize that nuclear energy does not emit carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. those of us who are concerned about climate change, we have to recognize that nuclear power if it is safe can make a significant contribution to the climate change question. i am determined to ensure that it is safe. in light of what is happening, i have requested a comprehensive safety review by the nuclear regulatory commission to make sure that all of our nuclear energy facilities are safe. we will incorporate those conclusions and lessons from japan in design and the building of the next generation of plants. but we simply cannot take it off the table. my administration is leading global discussions toward a new international framework in which all countries who are operating nuclear plants are making sure they are notbut more broadly, an energy standard can expand the scope of clean energy investments be
CBS
Mar 31, 2011 7:00pm EDT
fragile or how solid qaddafi's inner circle is now. >> hill: that damaged nuclear plant in japan is still leaking radiation tonight. water tested beneath the plant today showed radiation measuring 10,000 times the legal limit. and the levels in sea water have jumped again, now more than 4,000 times what's acceptable. for the first time, elevated radiation levels were found in meat. the meat came from a single cow near the fukushima plant. one vivid example of the fear all of this is causing, there you see a mother. she had her baby born just four days after the quake and tsunami screened for radiation contamination. in this country, many are also on heightened alert after traces of radioactive iodine were found in milk in california and washington state. the contamination is described as minuscule, posing no threat to the public. john blackstone shows us what's being done to make sure our food is safe. >> reporter: the amount of radioactive iodine measured in milk on the west coast was so small that it did not rise above the normal background level of radiation. still, it's the firs
ABC
Mar 31, 2011 4:00am PDT
gas prices jumped. but japan's earthquake has set production back several weeks. >>> the housing market may be slumping but don't tell that to one russian billionaire. an investor bought the silicone mansion for $100 million. now, this is among the most ever paid for a single-family home. the 30,000-square foot house that was inspired by an 18th century french chateau it has a ball room, a wine cellar, and an indoor and -- of course, it does -- an outdoor pool. >> and if you're wondering where that money comes from, that man is a big investor in facebook. >> how do you furnish 30,000 square feet? my goodness. >> tough life. >> yeah. >>> well, coming up next, the whale that killed a trainer is actually back in front of fans performing again. >>> and then did a pro tennis star aim for a crying child in the stands? >>> and plus a health scare for tv's most famous judge. we'll be right back. ♪ ♪ ♪ introducing purina one beyond a new food for your cat or dog. >> ( beeping ) ( beeping stops ) >> announcer: free is better.h@ the violent incident happened minutes after this home vi
CBS
Mar 31, 2011 4:00am EDT
. the fda says the news was expected, considering the nuclear crisis in japan. the milk sample was taken from the spokane area, and the amount was 5,000 times below the level of concern. >>> however, radiation levels near the fukushima nuclear power plant continue to rise. a u.n. agency says it found very high levels of radiation 25 miles from the plant, and japanese officials are considering widening the evacuation zone. radiation in sea water near fukushima is how more than 4,300 times the legal limit. >>> later this week, ohio's governor john kasich is expected to sign into law a bill that severely restricts union rights. the ohio legislature passed the measure yesterday, following contentious debate and much protest. the measure affects the collective bargaining rights of 350,000 ohio public employees. it allows unions to negotiate wages, but not healthcare, sick time or pension benefits. and unlike a similar law in wisconsin, the restrictions include police and firefighters. >>> also in ohio, spring was interrupted with some winter weather. parts of the state experienced near
PBS
Mar 30, 2011 7:00pm PDT
. that pledge comes as the world watches japan struggle to control a damaged nuclear power plant. lucy craft has the latest from tokyo. >> reporter: executives of tokyo electric power-- or "tepco"-- did the customary bow of remorse, apologizing for a disaster that shows no signs of abating. their president, conspicuously absent from public view for several weeks, has checked into the hospital, complaining of high blood pressure. the latest alarming news from tepco? radioactive iodine in seawater near the fukushima plant has surged to 3,355 times legal limits. officials continue to argue seawater contamination won't ruin japanese fisheries, but these assurances are cold comfort to the agriculture and marine industries, which have lost consumer confidence here and abroad. meanwhile, tepco dropped another bombshell today. businesses are being asked to slash their energy use by a whopping 25%, or tokyo could face a long, hot summer of blackouts. lucy craft, "nightly business report," tokyo. >> tom: as we reported earlier, part of president obama's latest energy plan is focused on expanding
PBS
Mar 31, 2011 6:00pm EDT
tsunamis and whether japan's crisis is a wake-up call for the united states. >> government scientists here in seattle say their tsunami warning systems saved a lot of lives but they're not sure what would happen if the big one hits the pacific northwest. >> brown: and margaret warner updates the political chaos and escalating violence in the african nation of ivory coast. that all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> you can't manufacture pride, but pride builds great cars. and you'll find it in the people at toyota, all across america. >> auto companies make huge profits. >> last year, chevron made a lot of money. >> where does it go? >> every penny and more went into bringing energy to the world. >> the economy is tough right now, everywhere. >> we pumped $21 million into local economies, into small businesses, communities, equipment, materials. >> that money could make a big difference to a lot of people. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy p
CNN
Mar 31, 2011 6:00am EDT
japan, the nuclear disaster and unfortunate news to report. dangerous levels of radiation are now being reported well beyond the government radiation evacuation zone of that nuclear power plant. right now, everyone within 13 miles of the daiichi power station, they have been ordered to leave within a 13 mime radius. now, they say radiation has exceeded radiation levels in a village 25 miles northwest of the plant. the 7,000 people who live there have not been ordered to leave but the iaea is now advising the japanese government to carefully assess the situation there. >>> meantime, two states on the west coast of the united states are reporting low levels of radiation showing up in the milk. health officials in san luis oh b obispo, california are saying it's not a significant threat but still there and not a surprise says blair thompson of the washington dairy commission. let's listen. >>> traveled across the jetstream and pacific ocean and landed on our shores. it's hardly a surprise that happened, expected. radiation can be a scary word. it's important to remember we live surro
FOX
Mar 31, 2011 4:30am PDT
willing to represent gadafi's regime. >>> there is increasing pressure on japan to expand the evacuation zone around the damaged nuclear power plant. the international atomic energy agency says japanese authorities should consider expanding the zone beyond the current 12-mile radius after high levels of radiation were detected at a village 25 miles from the plant. scientists at uc berkeley are connecting their own tests on the level of radiation from japan on bay area water, milk and grass. now the tests confirm that trace radioactive particles from japan can be detected in bay area reservoirs, in the soil and in the grasses. and since cows eat the grass, the radioactivity is also showing up in milk. >> we're trying to quantify path ways of how this material gets here, how it falls down to the ground, how that then transfers to our water supply. >> the scientists emphasize though that the amount of radioactivity they're finding is extremely small and does not pose any health risk. >>> well, today is the last day shoppers can help with a fundraiser for victims of japan's earthq
PBS
Mar 31, 2011 7:00pm EDT
japan to civil war in libya, the market had its share of headwinds this quarter. nevertheless, the s&p 500 posted its biggest first quarter rally in 13 years, up 5.4%. sam stovall joins us now to talk about this teflon quarter and what could be ahead. he's chief investment strategist for standard and poor's equity research. sam, always good to you have on the program. >> thanks, suzanne. >> suzanne: so are you shocked by the market's performance this quarter? >> i think that the market really did show some remarkable resilience. as you said in your intro, despite the civil inrest in the middle east the additional sovereign dead downgrades as well as natural disaster in japan we were still able to put in the best first quarter since 1998. >> suzanne: and what is the explanation do you think for that? >> well, i think in general most global investors are looking upon this half speed economic recovery and expecting it to pick up the pace in the quarters ahead. >> suzanne: so do you think of course the big question is do we continue this rally as we move into the spring and summer? >> i th
ABC
Mar 31, 2011 3:05am EDT
is going in japan at that nuclear power plant, you're not alone. day after day, heart break in japan's tsunami-ravaged northeast. this week yet another mass burial. there is no denying the scope of this country's tragedy. but at the fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant, the threat appears to change day to day. even hour to hour. >> workers can only go in for 30 minutes, getting a fuel year's dose of radiation. this is really bad. >> reporter: that assessment was just one week ago. we were told plant workers were essentially engaged in a suicide mission. one writing in an e-mail, if we're in hell now, all we can do is crawl up toward heaven. then we hear from american dr. robert gale, who spent years working in chernobyl and now in japan. this is his take on the workers. >> i don't think that they are at extraordinary risk unless something really goes wrong. >> reporter: so, why the mixed messages? >> until about a week ago, they didn't even have electricity there, which meant they were truly in the dark. that is, they had no lights, they had no instrumentation. >> reporter: af
NBC
Mar 30, 2011 11:00pm PDT
are no longer limited to japan. it's now in our own backyard. researchers at uc-berkeley announcing their discovery this evening. let's bring in nbc bay area's cheryl hurd who joins us with late-breaking details. first, what's tainteded? is there any type of warning at this stage? >> reporter: well, we're talking about tap water and milk. and there are no warnings tonight. but the trace levels of radiation found in tap water and milk are very, very low. but trace levels have been found in 14 states including spokane, washington. but for scientists' point of view, this is big news. scientists here at uc-berkeley have made a new discovery. >> we bought milk from our neighborhood store here. and we started to measure it. and as of last night, we see small amounts of iodine even in our milk. >> reporter: sounds scary, but uc-berkeley nuclear engineer says we should not be alarmed. >> the amounts are still very sma small. >> reporter: radiation is everywhere in our environment. what's interesting is radiation from japan has traveled all the way here. >> as a scientist, it's interesting t
CNN
Mar 31, 2011 11:00am EDT
troops pushed opposition fighters from the edge of sirte. a distance of 253 miles. >>> japan is under pressure to expand the evacuation zone at the fukushima nuclear complex. high radiation has been detected 12 miles outside the zone. sea water radiation is still climbing. officials say it is 100 times higher than a week ago. >> in this country, the environmental protection agency is going to keep a closer check on dairy products. the epa says radiation from japan has been detected in milk on the u.s. west coast. the government says it is miniscule compared to what most of us absorb every day and maintains the milk is perfectly safe. still, dairy farmers say people are curious. >> we had a lot of customers today and ask about it as they are buying six and eight gallons of milk. i'm not too concerned. >> u.s. labor department says first time unemployment claims fell to 388,000 last week. that's down 6,000 from the week before. the nation's overall jobless picture may be clearer tomorrow when the government releases the unemployment report for all of march. >>> u.s. house and senate neg
NBC
Mar 31, 2011 4:00pm EDT
fallout from japan is showing up in the u.s. >>> liz taylor's legacy. more than great movies. now we're finding out new details about the loves of her life. >>> and what would you do with a couple million dollars? the lucky seven jackpot winners returning to acting. well, animated acting, anyway. the former california governor will star in a new cartoon called goin"the governator." he will provide the voice. if the show is popular, it could branch out to comics and films. >>> and how about this? betty white is coming back to nbc, and she's getting her own hidden camera show. the working title right now, "betty white's off their rockers" about a group of senior citizens who make it their mission to prank younger people. white will be the host and executive producer. by the way, she is no stranger to nbc. this is where she starred on "golden girls" for seven seasons. no word on when her new show will debut. but i bet it will be a riot. >> i love the idea. can't wait to see it. >> absolutely. >>> if you've been following the charlie sheen saga, you probably know he's set a guiness wo
CBS
Mar 31, 2011 6:00pm EDT
damaged power plant in japan, reaching the united states. radiation, far below levels that pose a risk to humans was found in milk from california and washington. the first signs japan's nuclear accident is affecting foods. the u.s. is stepping up monitoring of milk, rain, and drinking water tonight. so far, the levels are so low, they pose no danger to humans at all. >>> could soon be paying more if you use public transportation. it's all part of the state's ongoing budget battle. mike schuh breaks down the proposed price hikes. >> reporter: it's been eight years since the last price hike. and when it goes up, we're not certain. how much it's going to go up? we are not certain. we do know that the legislature wants at this -- wants the riders to bare more -- bear more of the costs. >> we will tell you more when eyewitness news continues. >> reporter: so that wasn't what we intended to show you. but we can tell you that they are going to go up in the range of 40, 50, or 60 cents. and what that means is for a lot of people here, it's going to be an inconvenience. they could pay as much as
ABC
Mar 31, 2011 2:35am EDT
from ground forces loyal to the government. >>> meanwhile, now more radiation from japan has been detected right here in the u.s. this time it's very low levels of radiation found in milk in washington state. >> hard to believe. but the levels are way too low to cause concern, from what we're hearing. in japan itself, progress at that crippled nuclear plant is hard to come by. t.j. winick has the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, rob and peggy. if you're having a hard time figuring out how the recovery operation is going in japan at that nuclear power plant, you're not alone. day after day, heart break in japan's tsunami-ravaged northeast. this week yet another mass burial. this no denying the scope of this country's tredy. but at the fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant, the threat appears to change day to day. even hour to hour. >> workers can only go in for 30 minutes, getting a fuel year's dose of radiation. this is really bad. >> reporter: that assessment was just one week ago. we were told plant workers were essentially engaged in a suicide mission. one writi
FOX News
Mar 31, 2011 11:00am EDT
mission to the u.n. jenna: to japan, right now that danger zone is expanding, dangerous levels of radiation now detected 25 miles away from the fukushima plant, outside the evacuation zone we've been talking about the last couple of weeks. this is certainly slowly down the discovery recovery. take a look at this, destruction in a coastal city in northern japan, a big commercial fishing port known for atracking tourists. manual that now as you take a look at these images. survivors are trying to put their lives back together from scratch. dominic di-natale is streaming live with more. >> reporter: the united states has repeatedly been calling on japan for some days to expand the exclusion zone, that is, you know, forced evacuation, to up to 30 miles outside the fukushima plant. but now we've detected that high levels are radiation are being detected 25 miles from the plant and that's been discovered recently. the japanese government seems to be under no determination at all to actually expand the solution area at all, says there's no immediate attempts at all to expand the evacuati
CNN
Mar 31, 2011 1:00pm EDT
would get on an intercontinental flight, going here from europe, say, or here from japan. i'm going to japan next week and i will get more radiation on my flight to japan next week than you will get from drinking any of this milk that they're seeing now. >> wow that is interesting. the epa stepping up monitoring. certainly want to watch these radiation levels. is there a way that we can know for sure, really, that it's safe? even though it's nice to than they're watching it, but -- >> well, the epa has got very good systems for looking at this, and we're getting ahead of the curve here. where we ran into problems at chernobyl where i was working years ago, was they didn't get monitoring fast enough. they didn't get ahead of the curve. we're way ahead of the curve on this. the epa has the ability to do this, we're going to be able to prevent anything from happening here in the united states and in the near term. >> i wanted to talk more with you about this. i know that a lot of people have questions about this and i do as well. only halfway through my list for you, cham. we'll have you
ABC
Mar 31, 2011 2:05am PDT
earthquake warnings are really hitting home, especially after the disaster in japan. also the devastating crisis we've seen in haiti and new zealand as well. see who's prepared here in the u.s. and who is not. you think earthquakes you think california but that's not the hot spot in the country. it's crazy. >> a lot of other zones. it would surprise you. >>> also ahead, the millions of taxpayer dollars that should be helping companies develop alternative energy. well, where is that money really going? why is congress now investigating? >>> later this half hour, the nonprofit company that developed a web browser that competes with microsoft's internet explorer. see why the new version of firefox is so different. daniel sieberg techs it out. i like to say that. >> techs it out. >>> a major wake-up call for our nation in the wake of suffering overseas. it comes from our top scientists saying the u.s. is nowhere near prepared for a major earthquake. >> which is really scary. 39 of the 50 states, in fact, are at moderate to high risk for an earthquake. one of the riskiest states is tennessee,
MSNBC
Mar 31, 2011 5:00am EDT
. government will arm them. veronica? >> tracie, thank you. >>> pressure is mounting on japan this morning to expand the evacuation zone around its damaged nuclear power plant amid concerns about radiation seeping from the facility. the u.n.'s nuclear agency says radiation in one village 25 miles from the complex is twice the suggested threshold for evacuation. anyone within a 12-mile zone has already been told to leave. >>> meanwhile, the country's emppror and empress made a rare public appearance wednesday trying to comfort the victims of the disaster. >>> now there's new, disturbing evidence regarding radiation from japan drifting to the united states. tests of milk samples in spokane, washington, indicate the presence of radioactive iodine from japan's nuclear plant. but the environmental protection agency cautions such findings are expected and are far below levels of public health concern, including for infants. >>> now here at home, after weeks of provide labor protests focusing on wisconsin, the ohio legislature has voted to severely limit collective bargaining rights for p
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